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Residents urged to sign up for crime prevention advice sent straight to their phone

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Nick Alston has chosen Mr Whitehouse

6:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

RESIDENTS will be able to get crime prevention advice straight to their phone as part of a new scheme.

Controversial Prettygate Tesco set to go ahead after all as council realises it has no power to stop it

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Tesco has launched an investigation after revealing that its guidance on profits for the six months to August 23 was overstated by around  £250m.

6:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

COLCHESTER Council has been forced into an embarrassing u-turn which means a controversial Tesco will go ahead.

Olympic volleyball star Rachel Laybourne starts new college course

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

7:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

OLYMPIC volleyball star Rachel Laybourne served up knowledge and skill as she helped to launch a new club.

Playboy model to take ice bucket challenge in Colchester to raise money for cancer charity

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Macmillan Fundraising Day

6:12pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A PLAYBOY model will drop in on Colchester clubbers - to take an ice bucket challenge.

Toddlers set to take over Hylands this weekend

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

5:32pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

TODDERS from across the county are invited to join Iggle Piggle and pals in their first fundraising event for seriously ill children in Essex.

Digger fire spreads to 500-tonne muck heap

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Parked cars are delaying fire crews in Ongar (file image).

4:50pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A blaze destroyed a digger and spread to a 500-tonne muck heap.

Traffic delays due to accident near Colchester General Hospital

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

4:35pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A road accident near Colchester General Hospital is causing delays this afternoon for drivers and bus passengers.

"No further action" following armed siege in Colchester

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

3:26pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A MAN has been released without charge despite allegedly shooting at police during an armed stand-off in Colchester.

Richard's new CD is for pal Robin

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

2:47pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A PIANO teacher has released an album to raise money for a charity set up in memory of a childhood friend.

Colchester murderer fails in bid to clear his name

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

2:41pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A FORMER medical student who fled abroad after murdering his partner has failed in a bid to clear his name.

Colchester Institute given go-ahead for £9.5m extension

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

1:30pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Temporary classrooms at Colchester Institute will be replaced with a four-storey teaching block.

A120 campaign claims dualling will cut some journey times in half

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Still no A120 roundabout revamp

12:52pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A FRESH campaign to dual the A120 throughout north Essex claims it could cut some journey times in half.

Osteopath who worked with top sportsmen suspended for having sex with patient

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

11:59am Tuesday 30th September 2014

An osteopath has been suspended after admitting having an improper sexual relationship with a patient.

Thai police: Hannah may have been victim of sex attack

Maldon and Burnham Standard: hannah witheridge e.jpg

11:21am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Police believe an Essex University student may have been raped before being killed on the Thai island of Koh Tao.

Murder investigation launched after man found stabbed in Chelmsford flat

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

10:55am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A MURDER investigation has been launched after the body of a man was found in a property on Broomfield Road in Chelmsford this morning with stab wounds. A 29-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Victims of crime to choose from menu of punishments

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Nick Alston

1:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A MENU of punishments is being put together for victims of crime to choose from.

Supported bus services cost county £8.5million

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Essex County Council

10:28am Tuesday 30th September 2014

ESSEX County Council is spending an extra £300,000 on supported bus services this year despite cutting several routes.

FOI response time improvements at Essex Police

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Essex Police have closed the road

9:59am Tuesday 30th September 2014

ESSEX Police has been praised for improving its response to freedom of information requests.

Police patrol railway crossings

Maldon and Burnham Standard: The level crossing

9:12am Tuesday 30th September 2014

EXTRA patrols are taking place at railway crossings in Essex this week.

Bailiffs could go in to eject Colchester stadium travellers

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

8:12am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A COURT order to evict a group of travellers who have spent more than a week on land near Colchester’s community stadium could be secured this morning.

Route for inaugural Chelmsford Marathon revealed

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

7:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

ALMOST 2,000 runners have registered for the inaugural Chelmsford Marathon later this month.

Couple on bench are now prime suspects in hunt for Jim’s killer

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Tragic – “great lad” Jim

10:44am Monday 29th September 2014

A COUPLE seen sitting on a bench close to where Jim Attfield’s body was found have emerged as prime suspects for the murder.

Baby abuse pervert is jailed for 12 years

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

8:33am Monday 29th September 2014

A VILE pervert who filmed himself sexually abusing a baby girl has been jailed for 12 years.

Traffic chaos at flu jab day

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

5:56pm Monday 29th September 2014

TEMPERS flared when roads were blocked as pensioners flocked to a doctor’s surgery to get flu jabs.

Music store set to shut up shop after 40 years

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

5:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

AN independent music shop is set to close after more than 40 years in Colchester.

Chelmsford's flying the purple flag for a safe night out

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

4:47pm Monday 29th September 2014

THE national Purple Flag accreditation scheme has once again deemed Chelmsford safe and vibrant at night.

Pre-school raises £100,000 in eight years to create new home

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

4:40pm Monday 29th September 2014

LITTLE ones and staff are celebrating after raising £100,000 in eight years to refurbish their dated pre-school.

More Essex University students securing top jobs

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Essex University

4:19pm Monday 29th September 2014

Essex University students are more likely than ever to secure top jobs after graduating, according to a national study.

Hannah Witheridge murder: Eight footballers quizzed

Maldon and Burnham Standard: hannah witheridge e.jpg

4:11pm Monday 29th September 2014

DETECTIVES investigating the murder of Essex University student Hannah Witheridge have quizzed a group of footballers.

Government grant will help Colchester town centre's air quality to improve

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

3:47pm Monday 29th September 2014

COLCHESTER town centre’s poor air quality should improve after nearly £200,000 of funding was secured to install emissions reducing technology in ten buses.

U's training ground planning rows "should not be used as a political football"

Maldon and Burnham Standard: U's manager Robbie Cowling at the Florence Park training ground.

3:44pm Monday 29th September 2014

PLANNING issues around Colchester United’s training ground should not be used as a “political football”, it has been claimed.

Search for heavily pregnant teen who left Colchester General Hospital continues

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

3:18pm Monday 29th September 2014

POLICE officers are continuing their search for a heavily pregnant woman missing from Colchester General Hospital.

Apartment plan for Colchester office block

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

3:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

A developer wants to convert an office block into 12 apartments.

Lollipop men and women needed across Essex

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Pensioner's driving ban for injuring lollipop lady

2:38pm Monday 29th September 2014

Dozens of Essex schools are in need of new lollipop men and women.

Do you recognise this man? Police want to question Witham burglary suspect

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

2:39pm Monday 29th September 2014

Detectives would like to speak to anyone who may recognise this man with distinctive hair.

New liaison staff drafted in to tackle A&E handover delays

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Accident and Emergency department at the Royal Gwent Hospital on Cardiff Road, Newport. (4010951)

2:17pm Monday 29th September 2014

Two thirds of patients arriving by ambulance at Colchester General Hospital’s A&E are waiting in the vehicle for more than 15 minutes.

Council approves £5m school plan

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

2:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

PLANS for a £5million primary school which have divided two communities have been approved.

Councillors propose paying County Hall £127k to switch streetlights back on

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Outcry over new bright street lights

2:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

ANGRY district councillors have put forward proposals to pay £127,000 a year to County Hall so it will reverse its controversial streetlight switch-off in Tendring.

New kit means north Essex patients will not have to travel to Basildon

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

1:16pm Monday 29th September 2014

A NEW ultrasound which allows patients to be tested for feared problems with their airways in Colchester instead of Basildon or London has been unveiled.

Macmillan coffee mornings prove a success in north Essex

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

12:25pm Monday 29th September 2014

DOZENS of fundraisers took part in Macmillan coffee mornings across north Essex.

Pensioner left with fractured leg after bus stop assault

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

10:50am Monday 29th September 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses after a pensioner was punched in the face by a cyclist.

Do you recognise this man? Bike stolen from Chelmsford train station

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

10:21am Monday 29th September 2014

POLICE are appealing for help to trace a man captured on CCTV in connection with a bike theft at Chelmsford train station in Duke Street.

Football legend backs hospital fundraiser

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

10:00am Monday 29th September 2014

A FOOTBALL legend was on hand to present a cheque for more than £1,000 to Colchester General Hospital’s Neonatal Unit.

Camping items stolen from outdoors store in Colchester

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

9:23am Monday 29th September 2014

THIEVES stole six camping items from outside an outdoors store in Colchester.

Police investigate after man dies in motorcycle and car collision in Witham

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Essex Police closed the station as part of £2.5million cuts.

8:41am Monday 29th September 2014

Police are investigating a fatal collision between a motorcycle and a car in Witham on Sunday night.

Colchester community holds walk in memory of Jim and Nahid

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

8:24am Monday 29th September 2014

A WALK from the spot Nahid Al-Manea was killed to where Jim Attfield died was held to show the Colchester community is unbowed by the tragedies.

Writtle College helping to transform agricultural training in Uzbekistan

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

7:00am Monday 29th September 2014

WRITTLE College is part of a landmark project to transform the teaching of agriculture in Uzbekistan.

Boy stuck in climbing frame rescued by firefighters

Maldon and Burnham Standard: webpix fire engine emergency services firefighter

4:34pm Sunday 28th September 2014

A FIVE-year-old boy was rescued by firefighters after getting stuck in a climbing frame.

Thug on a bicycle punches man, 70, in face

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

4:03pm Sunday 28th September 2014

A THUG punched an elderly man in the face before fleeing the scene on a bicycle.

Heavily pregnant woman missing from Colchester hospital

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

1:04pm Sunday 28th September 2014

A HEAVILY pregnant woman is missing from Colchester General Hospital.






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